Upcoming for Professional Learning

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‘Becoming’ a new Director

‘Becoming’ a new director is exciting and challenging. We can set you off on a successful journey and ensure you have access to the tools and information needed.

Mon, 2nd Nov Event Info
An Educators Cooking Course - for OSHC

The course has been designed in collaboration with SCOFFED Cooking School to provide knowledge and skills to OSHC educators for them to run their own cooking classes

Wed, 4th Nov Event Info
Unpacking the Educational Leader’s Resource

Come along and enjoy a breakfast with your colleagues to explore and discuss the new Educational Leader Resource (ACECQA 2019).

Thu, 5th Nov Event Info
Talking trauma and COVID in early childhood

Come and learn about trauma, how it impacts on children and how we as educators can support children within our learning environments.

Thu, 5th Nov Event Info
Getting your systems organised

Learn how to set up systems to ensure you are meeting your service obligations for HR compliance with the NQF and leave with a spreadsheet ready to customise.

Fri, 6th Nov Event Info
Why do I need to pick a leadership style...can’t I just treat everyone the same?

Explore up to 6 different leadership styles, and then work out what it might look like when you apply each style when working with staff.

Wed, 11th Nov Event Info
Building leadership capacity! What’s the big idea?

Are you a new team leader or assistant team leader in the sector? If so, then this session is for you! (new session)

Tue, 17th Nov Event Info
An Educators Cooking Course - for OSHC

The course has been designed in collaboration with SCOFFED Cooking School to provide knowledge and skills to OSHC educators for them to run their own cooking classes

Wed, 18th Nov Event Info
R for Responsibility, A for Accountability

How a team functions is dependent on both of these important factors. Come and find out how to ensure things get prioritised and actioned and ban the excuses! (new session)

Thu, 19th Nov Event Info
Assessment and Rating. The Essentials!

Come along for Q and A with an Authorised Officer

Thu, 19th Nov Event Info
Sensory Learning Environments – more than just gloop

This session will support your understanding of what sensory needs children have, and how this might look in your service.

Thu, 26th Nov Event Info
‘Becoming’ a new Director part 2

Following on from the first of these sessions we look at more responsibilities of Directors' and how to mange your time, resources and people.

Mon, 30th Nov Event Info
Why are gender norms so 'sticky'?

Have you ever wondered why gender norms are so 'sticky', when there has been so much questioning and rethinking about gender in the last few decades?

Tue, 1st Dec Event Info
Little Scientists: STEM Water Workshop

Have you ever met a child who is not fascinated by water? From ice blocks to raindrops, children love to explore water from an early age.

Fri, 29th Jan Event Info
Introduction to the framework for school aged care for new staff

In this session you will define the purpose and intent of the Learning Framework.

Tue, 2nd Feb Event Info
EYLF back to basics

In this session you will define the purpose and intent of the Learning Framework.

Tue, 2nd Feb Event Info
Programming Expo

Do you ever wonder how other services program for children? Are you struggling to demonstrate the cycle of planning or just need some inspiring new ideas?

Thu, 4th Feb Event Info
Understanding children’s behaviour

Utilising the principle of reflective practice, this session will inspire and motivate you in your work to support children to make sense of their behaviour

Mon, 8th Feb Event Info
New Year, New Philosophy?

Your philosophy is the basis of everything you do and is so important to use in recruiting, induction of new team members and will guide your decision making.

Mon, 8th Feb Event Info
Treasure baskets

Are you looking for new ideas about how to actively promote the learning for infants in your centre? This fun and practical session will get you started on your way. (new session)

Tue, 9th Feb Event Info
Reflective practice: Working with infants and toddlers

Learn about the practice of critical reflection, discuss the unique aspects of working with children in the birth – two age group

Tue, 9th Feb Event Info
Why visuals? Introducing visual strategies into early education and OSHC environments

This session, presented by speech pathologist, Claudia Bellardino, has been specifically developed for educators to better understand the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of visuals.

Fri, 12th Feb Event Info
What is my culture + Gowrie journey in incorporating Aboriginal perspectives in to the program

What is a culturally competent educator? Learn about how educators embed Kaurna words and songs in their daily work with children.

Mon, 15th Feb Event Info
Behaviour guidance using Marte Meo

The Marte Meo approach uses plain language and accessible steps to help educators to develop skills to support children’s learning and development.

Tue, 16th Feb Event Info
Recruitment - getting it right the first time!

Do you need to recruit new staff into your service but not quite sure where to start? Your staff are your service’s biggest asset!

Thu, 18th Feb Event Info
Director's session: Creating engaging staff meetings

Come and learn about different tools, techniques and resources to use to ensure your staff meetings are engaging, relevant and useful.

Thu, 18th Feb Event Info
Moving from provisional to full registration - what do I need to know and do?

This session is for ECTs and Directors and is aimed at providing an overview of how to navigate the transition from provisional to full teachers registration.

Fri, 19th Feb Event Info
Challenging our bias around race and culture

This professional learning is aimed at anyone who wishes to challenge their own biases around issues of race and culture, and welcomes people at any stage of their learning.

Tue, 23rd Feb Event Info
Ways to authentically engage families and community

What value does building strong connections to community have for both your service and for those in your community?

Tue, 23rd Feb Event Info
How's your utilisation?

Spend the day learning simple marketing and digital marketing principles and techniques to develop a marketing plan that supports your service viability!

Wed, 24th Feb Event Info
Little Scientists: Human body workshop

Learn about the fascinating functions of our bodies; from the organs and muscles to the skeleton and joints.

Thu, 25th Feb Event Info
Performance appraisals and performance management - what's the difference?

Learn about the benefits of using quality performance appraisals that create reflection and goal setting without the unpleasant feeling among yourself and your team.

Tue, 2nd Mar Event Info
Physical environments - planning environments that support relationships with children

Reflect on the powerful connection between the physical environment and children’s sense of belonging, being and becoming.

Wed, 3rd Mar Event Info
Being an effective educator: Infant and Toddler

How do we ensure that we are planning effectively for infants and toddlers to support their wellbeing and development as well as document it? (new session)

Thu, 4th Mar Event Info
Meaningful Observations: Notice, Recognise, Respond

Where do I begin with documentation? Let's break down the planning cycle!

Tue, 9th Mar Event Info
Unpacking the literacy and numeracy strategy

Explore and engage with the indicators in a practical way

Thu, 11th Mar Event Info
Re-gendering our learning environments

This 2 part session offers you a chance to engage in action research around gender in your classroom.

Mon, 15th Mar Event Info
Reflective practice - The foundation of quality

Carla Rinaldi (2013) challenges us to establish the use of reflective practice as a collective and collaborative process within daily practice in our services.

Wed, 17th Mar Event Info
I have been appointed educational leader - what next?

This session will support educational leaders to understand their role within the National Quality Framework.

Thu, 18th Mar Event Info
Demonstrating the cycle of planning during assessment

We will explore the importance of each step of the planning cycle and identify ways to document and demonstrate this for each child and the group.

Fri, 26th Mar Event Info
Introduction to Torres Strait Islander culture, history and dance

Come and join Torres Strait Islander, Elder Uncle Eddie Peters, for an insight into Torres Strait Islander culture through an exploration of dance, history and language.

Mon, 29th Mar Event Info
Your QIP after Assessment and Rating

Unpack your final Assessment and Rating report and use the valuable information to support your next round of QIP writing.

Tue, 30th Mar Event Info
Supporting children with trauma in OSHC

OSHC educators can be better prepared to work responsively with children affected by trauma when they understand trauma

Wed, 7th Apr Event Info
Observations debunked!

In this popular session we will unpack and articulate the purpose of observations, gain insight into the when, how and what to notice and write about children.

Thu, 8th Apr Event Info
Early Intervention - how to get the process started!

Starting intervention as early as possible is the best way to support the development of children with learning or physical difficulties.

Wed, 14th Apr Event Info
Talking Trauma in Early Childhood

Come and learn about the trauma, how it impacts on children and how we, as educators, can support children within our learning environments.

Fri, 16th Apr Event Info
Sustainability in Practice

Are you ready for a hands-on day? A chance to connect with other educators and hear about the sustainable practices happening at other services?

Mon, 19th Apr Event Info
Self-assessment for writing a QIP that works

Are you responsible for starting or renewing your QIP? Is your team engaged in this work? Self-assessment is where you start.

Tue, 20th Apr Event Info
Leading in complex times

Develop your capacities to be a strong, empathetic and visible leader so that you can bring out the best in your staff team.

Thu, 22nd Apr Event Info
Mental health in middle childhood (OSHC)

As an educator in OSHC you play an important role in the lives, wellbeing and mental health of the children attending your program.

Thu, 6th May Event Info
Documenting learning: Making learning visible

This lecture developed by UniSA will explore pedagogical documentation and its purpose, elements, characteristics and how it links to an ongoing cycle of planning.

Thu, 6th May Event Info
The value of meaningful social interactions

Come along and engage with peers in a thought provoking session that explores Interactions & how they impact on wellbeing and influence our day and relationships.

Fri, 7th May Event Info
An educator's perspective - incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures into a birth to three setting

Come and join Melissa Von Senden, a Narungga and Ngarrindjeri Educator working with infants and toddlers on Kaurna land here at Gowrie SA.

Mon, 10th May Event Info
Play based learning and intentional teaching

Identify strategies for intentional teaching or intentionality within your own pedagogy and consider ways to nurture children’s creativity and learning dispositions.

Wed, 19th May Event Info
Linking with literacy and numeracy for 5-6 year olds in early childhood

In this session we will explore communication between children, families and educators and its importance in literacy and numeracy development.

Mon, 24th May Event Info
Supporting new and emerging leaders

One person alone cannot lead an early childhood service. Leadership that is distributed throughout a service can provide the level of support necessary

Tue, 25th May Event Info
Woodwork and loose parts with That's Not Garbage!

Loose parts have become a familiar term in our planning and environments but why?

Thu, 27th May Event Info
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and engaging with culture

Learn about the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Explore opportunities to authentically engage with Aboriginal culture and communities within your service.

Tue, 1st Jun Event Info
Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in schools and early learning in practice

This session is perfect for you if you have recently started OR completed your Reconciliation journey. With guest presenter Shona Reid, Executive Director, Reconciliation Australia

Tue, 1st Jun Event Info
Understanding older children's behaviour (OSHC focus)

This session will inspire and motivate you in your work to support children to make sense of their behaviour whilst meeting your goals of building strong relationships.

Thu, 3rd Jun Event Info
Educator playfulness: A major factor in young children's play

How often do we as Educators, take time to think about creating lightness and enjoyment in the activities and environments we offer and share with the children?

Fri, 4th Jun Event Info
The human factor: How to communicate with your team

We communicate everyday - but do we communicate effectively? This session will look at using key skills and strategies to effectively communicate.

Mon, 7th Jun Event Info
Balancing the books: Financial management for directors

Are you responsible for managing finances in your service? Are you unsure about your responsibilities or where to seek help?

Thu, 10th Jun Event Info
How to 'do' literacy and numeracy authentically

This interactive session will have everyday literacy and numeracy experiences set up so participants can 'play' as well as learn.

Wed, 16th Jun Event Info
Kindy program in action - engaging children in projects

Learn how to develop project work that can engage children in deep and sustained learning across the curriculum through long and short term planning.

Fri, 18th Jun Event Info
Reggio Emilia principles in South Australian practice

How can we use the provocations from the Reggio Emilia approach to think reflectively and develop practices that support great learning for children?

Tue, 22nd Jun Event Info